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"Following" is an adjective which is often translated as "siguiente", and "with respect to" is a phrase which is often translated as "en relación con". Learn more about the difference between "following" and "with respect to" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (next)
a. siguiente
I am sure you will enjoy the following story.Estoy seguro de que te gustará la siguiente historia.
2. (nautical)
a. en popa
We had smooth seas and a following wind all the way across the channel.Tuvimos mares tranquilos y el viento en popa durante toda la travesía por el canal.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (group of followers)
a. los seguidores
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The singer has a following of over a million users on Twitter.La cantante tiene más de un millón de seguidores en Twitter.
b. los aficionados
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The militant revolutionaries still have a following even after their leader went to jail.Los revolucionarios militantes todavía tienen aficionados aun después de que su líder fuera a la cárcel.
4. (next thing)
a. lo siguiente
The following is a list of options for summer activities.Lo siguiente es una lista de opciones para actividades de verano.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
5. (after or owing to)
a. tras
Following the discovery of a cadaver in the river, a number of police officers arrived from the city.Tras el descubrimiento de un cadáver en el río, varios policías vinieron de la ciudad.
b. después de
Many people are anxious about the future following the referendum result.Muchos están preocupados por el futuro después del resultado del referéndum.
c. luego de
The president asked for calm following the protests.El presidente pidió calma luego de las protestas.
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with respect to
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. en relación con
With respect to education, what are your proposed policies?En relación con la educación, ¿cuáles son sus políticas propuestas?
b. con respecto a
With respect to the environment, I think that big changes are necessary.Con respecto al medio ambiente, creo que cambios grandes son necesarios.
c. respecto de
With respect to your question, I don't think we have the answer just yet.Respecto de tu pregunta, creo que no todavía tenemos la respuesta.
d. en lo que respecta a
Though he's a chef, he doesn't seem to know anything with respect to nutrition.Aunque sea un chef, parece que no sabe nada en lo que respecta a la nutrición.
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